CARE & ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS
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We are a strong team of dedicated and specially trained lawyers who provide a professional and friendly service throughout, understanding of the difficult situation you may find yourself in.
We offer an impeccable legal service where we ensure that every client, regardless of their situation, is our priority. Our approach is tailored to your needs and we will work to resolve your case in in a thorough, yet efficient manner.
If the local authority is involved with your family, we are able to offer you detailed guidance as to the legal process that must be followed.The parents & families we help contact us because they are frightened that they are going to have their children taken away. They are scared, confused and often do not understand what their rights are as parents.
Social Services have often already become involved with the families that contact us and this could be for many reasons. Typical reasons why Social Services become involved are:
- Drug & Alcohol dependencies / misuse
- Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Allegations of physical or emotional harm
- Death of a Child
- Sexual Abuse
- School Attendance
- Neglect of a child and failure to care for a child
- During pregnancies when previous children have been removed from a parent’s care
It is the legal duty of a Local Authority to “safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children” in their area. If a Local Authority consider that a child is at risk of harm or neglect, it will take necessary action.
The different types of “action” a Local Authority can take varies, but can include the below.